The WPC, World Poker Crown is 888.com’s, Pacific Poker biggest poker tournament ever. The tournament takes place through a unique combination of online and offline tournament.
Most of the tournament takes place online. Direct buy in to the WPC is $1,000+$50. Only 5,000 could play the tournament. Online satellites allow buy-ins of as low as $1.10 + 10¢. Around 10% of the players take home apart of a prize pool of millions of dollars. 2008 minimum prize pool was a staggering $3M.
The peak of the event, the final event is a televised event. Only 8 players, the best of all online participants make it to the final event. The winner of the final event takes home the big prize. The 2008 first prize was a $1M guarantee. The winner is also granted with a World Poker Physical Crown. The 2008 final event took place in Barcelona on May and was a high rating televised event.